Several days ago, I was made aware of someone dropping off this little package on my door step. The thing that made me aware was our dog Daisy protecting us from immanent danger! By the time I was able to actually get to the front door, the deliverer had vanished.
As I looked over this interesting little package, I still couldn’t figure out what it was. I did not take my own advise and open it up. This is something I’m always amazed when someone gets a letter, or package and keeps looking at it trying tp figure out who sent it, or what it’s about. This time it was me who did this, and in the end, I thought it was rather stupid that didn’t just unwrap it, but I guess the fun of something like this is the anticipation of getting something interesting, or exciting, or even in the case of an envelope…..money
As I carefully pulled the bow to see what was next, it still took me a few minutes to figure out who sent it, and what it was. My dear friend. Debra Zachau had so cleverly wrapped up a deck of Inspirational cards she had designed. I constantly had told her how beautiful the sayings were, and how much they resonated with me. I was beyond excited to see this deck sitting right on my kitchen counter, and couldn’t wait to see what they had to say.
Debra is an amazing Tarot Card reader and medium. She has developed these Daily Oracle cards, Angels in the Garden, and they are lovely. I use cards to do my own readings. Usually at the end of a reading, I’ll draw a card, and I’m always amazed how accurate they are, and how they support my own readings. If there is anything I have learned from honing my mediumship skills is that I don’t question the wisdom of Spirit, or the Divine.
So here we go, I’m going to draw a general card from Angels in the Garden. It will be for everyone, so lets see what spirit has to say to us.
Spirit says to …….. Be Flexible……
It’s time to yield to all strong people and situations around you. Now is the time to allow hard words to pass through you and turn to mist! Angels will help you. This will keep you safe until you can move away from these difficult things. It’s time for action. Time to move.
Well there it is, a message from Spirit, and I have to say it’s appropriate for everyone.
If you’d care to have these great cards, you can contact Debra Zachau @ (760) 622-1881
Thank you for stopping to take time to read Stone Soup, see you soon. Karen
I have been thinking about how I could write a post about the healing that is so desperately needed in our world today. After sitting quietly and meditating, it came to me much more simply than I had imagined.
Josef Siegle is a mentor, and I consider him a friend. I respect him immensely, have taken many of his classes, and always come away better than I started.
Face Book is a go to for me because I can check on my friends and family easily. Sometimes I get information my daughter hasn’t thought to tell me. Or a friend mentions they aren’t feeling well, so I can call them to check on them. It has it’s place! In the process of all this, I have noticed the nasty, hateful comments people post, and I can’t help thinking how much better off our world if we toned it down. When I say toned it down, what I really mean is this…
We all come from different places, we have different colors of skin, different thoughts, ideas, political preferences, and ways we’ve been raised. We come from different places, and different religious beliefs. Because of these differences it is sometimes difficult to understand someone else’s perspective, or point of view. Why do some people talk differently, or louder, or their English seems a little scrambled? Why do some of us wear clothes that show how conservative they are, while some clothes seem louder, or gaudier, blinger, or more colorful? How can we understand one another’s point of view if they are a different religion, or come from an entirely different part of the world?
One thing I’ve learned from traveling, and reading is that people/parents all want the same thing for their families, and children. Most people are peaceful, and loving. We are all working, and struggling to pay for our homes, cars, credit card bills, and anything else that is a necessity at the time.
So what’s the answer?
Well I haven’t answers for the immediate problems, however I will tell you that what came to me during a meditation is this…
If we toned it down, stopped posting, or talking so hateful about the other person, and made an effort to hear their point of view regardless of how different they are than us, shouldn’t that be a starting point to bringing peace and healing to our planet. I don’t think it’s as important to change our views as it is to listen. People want to be recognized, heard and this isn’t happening at the moment.
We are spending so much time pointing out the differences each of us has, and not even giving thought to the similarities we share.
Everyone that knows me knows that I am a liberal. In my eyes, I’m viewed as a left wing democrat that wants to spend money that our country doesn’t have, helping people that don’t deserve it. My view is that the other side, the Republicans don’t want to help the sick, poor, or anyone else they consider doesn’t work for it. Are these perceptions true? Does it matter if they are true or not? Certainly they can’t all be true, but if we just sat down and took time to learn why the other has the ideas, and ideals they have, we would have a much better understanding of one another. I would respect someone for sanely discussing our differences. I’m not trying to change yours, I want to understand your point of view!
The same goes for our racial differences, religious differences and any other difference we have with each other. How can we be so different and so much alike at the same time. We are all created the same, our differences make us interesting, and I for one want to know more.
I’ve never been into religion, more into culture, and languages. I love hearing the music of different cultures, or the way others talk. The cadence in the way others speak, I love it, and I love the way people from another culture dresses, the fabric the use, the way others design, it’s all inspiring to me.
I have posted, along with my words, the meditation for healing the world, bring peace to each of us and those around us. The meditation is 33 minutes long, so I’d suggest you listen to it when your household quiets down. I found it soothing, and it made me feel better about life, and the craziness we are experiencing when I was finished. I hope you feel the same.
Thank you for stopping by and reading Stone Soup. Please listen to the meditation, I know you’ll find it relaxing, and it fills you with love!
Since it’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged, I thought It would be a good time for an update.
Much has been happening since I’ve last posted. I’ve fallen in and out of love with art…several times. I still love art, but so much has gone on, and my studio looks like a storage unit, I’ve lost inspiration. I know, me loosing inspiration! YES..ME.
Generally during the last three months of the year my art takes a seat on the sidelines. I’m usually focusing on the holidays, and what to buy for each of my kids, and grandkids. It takes a lot of thought, and planning, sometimes even going in on a larger gift for one or the other grandchild. It is so much easier when the grandkids are smaller. It was easier when my own kids were smaller. As many of you know all too well, the older they get, the more broke we get! I’m not complaining, just stating a fact.
After the holidays it takes me a few months to recuperate, and get back to normal. (I’m using the term Normal very lightly). Art slowly works it’s way into my life again, and I’m up and running. 2019 that didn’t happen. Just about the first of March, my oldest son got sick. We thought he had the flu, so I got him 7up, and soup, and foods that you usually can get down when fighting the flu. After three or four days I went over to his home, and found him very sick, very weak, and not getting any better. My husband and I threw him in the car and I took him to emergency.
After they looked at him, he was admitted to Intensive Care, and that’s where a very nasty journey started. He had what’s commonly known as flesh eating bacteria. He spent two months in the hospital fighting for his life, and a year later he is still rehabilitating. Needless to say, my art took as back seat. Ok with me, my son lived when the doctors said it would be a miracle..
Miracles do happen!
To regress only a few years. Since I was about four years old I’ve seen spirits. The funny thing is, I was never frightened, nor did I think it was unusual. I actually thought everyone saw spirits or ghosts as I called them at the time. I’m a strong empath, again I thought everyone was the same. But I would get extremely annoyed when people would act clueless, or had no idea what I was thinking, or talking about. Now I realize, we don’t all have the same skills, nor do we all want them.
Over the years my experiences have been numerous, and again I thought everyone had the same kind of experiences. Boy was I wrong. My poor husbands! Yes husbands! I’m now married to my third husband, and bless his heart, he’s so understanding and loving. He has never thought anything about my interesting life. We fell in love, and ten months later…we married. He bought me a new home shortly before we married, and twenty nine years later here we are, still married, and still happy!
Over the last year and a half I’ve been focusing on my gift, and working at sharpening my mediumship skills. If you can’t beat it, join it! Since I haven’t been inspired to paint, I am inspired to speak with spirits. I am finding it so rewarding bringing messages to people that are depressed or in pain due to their loss. Messages from spirits can ease that pain, and allow them to process their grief.
For many years I’ve looked for someone to mentor me, and help me understand what I now call a gift. More recently I was invited to have lunch with a friend. She was meeting a few of her friends, and she thought I might enjoy having lunch with them. It was in that bunch of her friends that I met a “real live medium.” I have looked for someone like her for many years, and never was able to find someone to mentor me. Here she was sitting right in front of me. Best yet, she was so personable, and I immediately loved her. We hit it off, and she agreed to see me later that week. This was the beginning of a relationship that is strong, and loving to this day.
Since then, I have found a couple other mentors, and I work with all three for different parts of mediumship. They each give their gift with love and compassion, and I have grown as a medium, and am still learning.
My purpose in telling my story is in part to explain why I haven’t been painting, and in part letting you know I will never stop doing art in some way. Now I’m going to focus on publishing uplifting affirmations along with a little art.
My focus in this difficult time is to always be a beacon of light to anyone needing uplifting. We are all feeling caged in during the lock down of 2020. Our world most likely won’t be the same, and all of us will need to do a little reinventing. Some are more depressed than others, some don’t feel so caged. I’m doin fine, but the rest of my family feel very disconnected with life. We still need to wear masks, and social distance, we still need to stay at home. Things are opening up, good or bad, this is reality!
I don’t know if I’ll change the name of my blog, I have considered it. To what, I haven’t any idea at the moment, but I do know, I need to do this for me, and for others.
It will be interesting to see what Stone Soup morph’s into, and I really hope you’ll stick with me. This is my story, thank you so much for allowing me into your home, and taking time to read my blog, bless you all! Karen